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This is a discussion on GB Z170x-Gaming 3 mobo and compatible cpu upgrades. within the Motherboards, Bios & CPU forums, part of the Tech Support Forum category. Hi, I have an older Gigabyte Z170x-Gaming 3 mobo with an OC'd i5 6600k @ 4.5ghz, EVO air cooler. I'm

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Old 12-27-2018, 02:34 PM   #1
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I have an older Gigabyte Z170x-Gaming 3 mobo with an OC'd i5 6600k @ 4.5ghz, EVO air cooler. I'm wanting to know the best gaming only cpu this board would support. I am positive the 17 7700k will work. (I have Bios F22d.) My current cpu is a 4 core design and I am getting bottleneck at the cpu playing BF V. I am using a GTX-1080 gfx card with 32gb of Dual Channel DDR4. My real concern is will an i7 with 4 cores improve my play worth $325+? Or are there more cpu's with more cores at a slower spd that would be better suited for my purpose? I have looked at seemingly 100 google search's worth of info and am just lost rn. Thx, Walt
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Likely not a cpu issue, at least not from what I was reading. NUMEROUS people, even with highend gear, are reporting the same issue with this game. Check out the Battlefield forums.

Most likely an issue with the game itself, but I've seen other random fixes for some people like a fresh install of Win10.

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